Tim Scott Punts Bump Stock Question With Biden Criticism | EUROtoday

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tried to distract from actual questions on gun management when requested in regards to the Supreme Court’s latest determination to reverse a ban on bump shares throughout an look on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning.

The South Carolina politician turned his consideration to President Joe Biden and immigration when requested in regards to the courtroom overturning a Trump-era ban on the gun accent, which Scott beforehand stated he’d assist move into legislation.

“What we need to focus on is the violence we’re seeing across the nation,” Scott informed journalist Jonathan Karl. “Under Joe Biden, communities have been devastated and ravaged by a wave of violent crime that we haven’t seen in five decades.”

“Focusing on ways for us to reduce that crime means getting four more years of Donald Trump,” added Scott, who is claimed to be on the quick checklist for the Republican vice presidential choose.

Scott received a swift fact-check from Karl, who reminded him, “Actually senator, as you probably know, the latest stats on violent crime and on the murder rate show they’re actually down this past year.”

According to a report from the FBI launched final week, violent crime dropped 15% nationwide through the first quarter of 2024.

Though the senator stated it was “nice to see” the numbers “plateau,” he claimed the specter of violent crime was leaving folks “trapped in their houses” from sunset to dawn.

Karl tried to return to the subject of bump shares, asking Scott if he’d nonetheless again a bump inventory ban, a transfer which he stated would “fly through congress” in 2018. The politician once more punted and stated, “Well, I’m strongly in support of the 2nd Amendment.”

The Trump administration tried to ban bump shares by means of government motion after the attachments have been used through the 2017 assault on a Las Vegas music competition which killed 60 folks. The tragedy stays the deadliest mass capturing in American historical past.

When Karl returned to his query, Scott shifted the blame to immigrants crossing the southern U.S. border.

“We’re gonna focus on the priorities of the American people, and what the priorities of the American people are today is to focus on closing our southern border,” he stated.

“Under Donald Trump, we had a precipitous drop in illegal border crossings … under Joe Biden, we’ve seen an explosion. Ten million illegal immigrants have invaded our country, leading to migrant crime that we just saw just yesterday.”

“OK, so you’re not going to answer that question,” Karl concluded.

Watch ABC’s full interview with Tim Scott right here: